2014-07-16

Before/After






The big house painting project is in full swing. Deciding on a new color
(from old reddish maroon to deep blue) took a while and the new gable
was delayed a week - but since then my man has been hard at work.
We have another week of painting ahead, then come fall we are taking on
the crumbling facade. It's gonna be a whole new house before we're done!






To sustain Cinnamon man while he is hard at work:
Chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies
and Double chocolate whoopie pies. Never fail :)









I finally have a new baby. She is fast and slick but we are having some
teething issues (Windows 8 - aaarrgghh. The blurriness, the size,
the color scheme, the overrides..!). Though I am sure I will
get used to her in no time. For those of you who couldn't believe
my laptop story a few post ago - here are a few pictures of my ex:






Despite all the work and changes in our lives, my man and 
do take some time to ourselves too - enjoying the patio
when the weather allows and gaming in bed when it doesn't.

Lately we've gone through Deus Ex: Human Revolution,
a great game which gives you lots of play time, storyline and
options for your buck, and more background/context to anyone
who played the original Deus Ex.






We also played Bioshock 2, which was pretty but shorter and
less engaging than Deus Ex. I haven't played Bioshock 1
but I wanted to play Bioshock 2 before playing the extra content
to Bioshock: Infinite, since it's the wrap up of the entire (?) series.





 




24 kommentarer:

  1. I love your door in both colours <3

    You're an amazing cook, I'm sure Cinnamon Man knows how lucky he is :)

    Your poor laptop, poor you - so glad you have a new one now.

    I LOVED Bioshock.

    I've started playing World of Warcraft again and am loving the Cataclysm expansion at the moment, but try to limit myself to weekends. It's addictive!

    It's wonderful to see you both so happy and enjoying your lives, much love to you both :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. The red was so faded, stained and scratched, also it's the standard Swedish cottage color, and I have loathed it for years. Two windows are now blue too, and I already feel much better coming home :)

      Radera
  2. Bioshock is a fav in our house. Ooo I love the new blue of the door! Nice! Congrats on the new computer. Windows 8 is a pain...good luck with it!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you...I think :) Yes, Windows 8 certainly takes some getting used to - and my blog looks completely different on my new computer...

      Radera
  3. Wow! Red is usually my favourite colour, but I absolutely love the new colour of your door!

    Your sweet treats look delicious! Great motivation for getting though all the hard work! :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I strongly believe in sugary carrots :)

      Red is the standard cottage color in Sweden so it's not a favorite with me. I LOVE the new blue.

      Radera
  4. The door looks amazing! The awesome pattern in the wood shows up better with that colour too! Bioshock 1 is so much creepier than 2!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Cinnamon man already played Bioshock 1 a long time ago so we decided to skip it. Though I do get curious from all the good reviews - I do like creepy!

      Radera
  5. delightful purple, and yummy things for tea...who could ask for more
    ...:)...
    blessings

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You're so sweet, but I could ask for many more things... ;)
      Most of all I wish we had a better budget for all the renovations, this 150 year old cottage is falling apart.

      Radera
  6. Is that TARDIS blue? Sorry, had to say that:-/
    I have never had peanut butter - isn't that odd?
    I recently upgraded from XP to 8.1 - the first couple of days were slow. Now, I don't ever want to go back;-)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Actually, I think Tardis is a little darker and a hint less violet :)

      Peanut butter is not a favorite of mine, but is great in baking. It ads an extra dimension to plain cookies - and peanut butter no-bake fudge is absolutely delicious!

      Radera
  7. Åh härligt att sätta tänderna i ett husprojekt. Vad snäll du är som bakar kakor åt honom :D
    Det finns gratisprogram man kan ladda ner som "lägger sig över" windows 8 o får det att se ut som man är van. Jag har det så på min dator men ibland råkan man öppna en sån där app och då blir jag tokig. Och den där menyn till höger...den får jag aldrig fram. "jamen ställ musen så poppar den upp", nä.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Vi har spenderat flera kvällar i frustration över min nya dator, och en av de första sakerna jag kände att jag måste ta bort var de satans "smart gestures".... Men som allt annat så vänjer man sig efter ett tag.

      Radera
  8. The doors looks great, I'd love to update the style of our flat! But since my work situation is unsure (temporary contract until next summer), I do not think it is worth my time... -.- Your cookies look very motivational indeed, maybe I should make some for my boyfriend an get him to help me do smaller stuff?!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's a win win, since I find it soothing to bake and Cinnamon man feels inspired to work :)

      If you don't know if you'll stay in your flat for years to come I think you're right, it's not worth it at this point. But I own my cottage and it needs repares.

      Radera
  9. That's a beautiful door -- "good bone structure" so to speak -- it would look great in any colour.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's funny, I have hated that red door since I moved in - but in blue I love it :)

      Radera
  10. Oh my the computer story was true! That is a tragic state for a keyboard :P I am in love with that deep violet blue. It is actually very similar to one of the options I had when I painted my room. It was called Wizard!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. 'Wizard' is a great name for a color. Ours was called 'Dazzling Versailles' :)

      Yes, it was all true - I actually left out some things...

      Radera
  11. Ohhhh a purple door! Love it!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes! And it's even another step towards violet in real life :)

      Radera
  12. You make purple look so good. And cookies? Even better!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I don't have a choice, everything I own is purple :)

      Radera

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